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B.A., Castleton State College, Castleton, VT 2008
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Forward genetic screens using the Sleeping Beauty transposon as an insertional mutagen have facilitated the discovery of novel cancer genes. Using tissue specific screens, the Starr lab has identified many candidate colorectal and lung cancer driver genes. My thesis research will be focused on validating promising candidate genes and defining their role in tumorigenesis. In the long term, understanding how the disruption of these candidate genes leads to the development of cancer could provide the opportunity to develop targeted cancer therapies.
C.R. Clark, T.K. Starr. 2015. Mouse Models for the Discovery of Colorectal Cancer driver genes. World Journal of Gastroenterology. 22(2), 815-822.